Does $160.00 seem too much for a belly cake that serves 40 people? I mean based on other forum discussions pricing for fondant work starts at $4.00 per serving. Even without using the excel spreadsheet calculator made available on CC of ingredients plus supplies, etc is $160 an unreasonable amount?
I mean given the effort put in--including making fondant from scratch not to mention the time and effort baking, making and decorating everything...what would you charge?
I don't think it's unreasonable at all. I would charge at least $200 for one.
Your price of $160 is reasonable.
For the last one I did it served 30 and I charged $90.
I would charge $3.50/serv. for fondant covered carved cake.........so i'd charge $140
That would all depend on the type of shop that you operate? If you are working from a shop that has been state inspected and approved then- yes; you are a business and should charge the going rate for your product. Most professional fondant cakes start at $4 and depending on the amount of detail work, prices could go as much as $8.